The Goldfarb Center
is gearing up to offer a slate of events focused on today’s most pressing public affairs issues. We are updating the calendar regularly, so please go here
for the most up-to-date event listings and details.
Disappearing Diplomacy: Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
Sept. 25 | 4:30 p.m. | Diamond 122
Robert Gelbard ’64, former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia and Indonesia
Robert Gelbard ’64 is an international business consultant specializing in project development and implementation, crisis management and risk analysis. During his prior career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Gelbard held numerous senior foreign policy positions, including as President Clinton’s Special Representative for the Balkans, Ambassador to Indonesia and East Timor, Ambassador to Bolivia, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (including responsibility for counter-terrorism), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America, Director for Southern Africa and Deputy Director for Western Europe.
Journalism with Purpose: How to Write with Impact
2017 Lovejoy Student Journalism Conference
Oct. 1 and 2 | 4 p.m. | Various Locations on the Colby Campus
conference will provide college newspaper editors and reporters, those interested in journalism careers, and those who want to write for advocacy the opportunity to sharpen their skills and increase their impact. Registration is required. Learn more here >>>
2017 Lovejoy Award Convocation
Oct. 2 | 7 p.m. | Lorimer Chapel
Alec MacGillis, reporter, ProPublica
Alec MacGillis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for ProPublica known for his deep reporting on social issues and public policy, will be honored with the Lovejoy Award
for courageous journalism. Learn more here >>>
Gender and Resistance: An Evening with Jennifer Finney Boylan
Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Parker Reed Room
Jenny Boylan — author, activist, and teacher — will talk about LGBTQ experience and the current political climate from her position both as a writer for the op/ed page of the New York Times as well as the co-chair of the media advocacy non-profit, GLAAD. Author of the first bestselling work by a transgender American (She’s Not There), Jenny is also a longtime member of the Colby community, where she taught in the department of English for 25 years and currently serves as special advisor to President Greene. During the spring of each year she serves as the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.
William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate: Campus Free Speech
Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Parker Reed Room
Jon A. Shields, associate professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Jon Zimmerman, professor of history of education, University of Pennsylvania
The Goldfarb Center cosponsors events and programs with departments across campus. Please consider attending the following events hosted by our partners.
Whose Streets? Film screening and discussion with director Sabaah Folayan
September 19 | 7 p.m. | Ostrove, Diamond Building
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. Director Sabaah Folayan will lead a discussion and question and answer session after the screening. Cosponsored by Colby Cinema Studies, Pugh Community Board, African American Studies, the Center for Arts and Humanities, and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
Democracy in a Hotter Time
September 19 | 7 p.m. | Olin 1
David Orr, Counselor to the President Oberlin College
The present crisis in U.S. democracy has its origins in our history and political system. Much the same can be said for our slow and inadequate response to climate change now underway. These and similar problems in public policy are the result of the breakdown in democratic institutions. The path forward requires repairing and strengthening the capacities of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs